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Can narcissistic personality disorder be cured?

Can narcissistic personality disorder be cured?

Generally Not: Personality disorders are generally not curable. They can be modified in some cases with a lot of therapy over a long time. However, since those with narcissistic pd are likely to think that if there is a problem then it someone else and not themselves, they often are not very amenable to therapy actually working. ...Read more

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Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder (Definition)

A condition characterized by a general pattern of concern with orderliness, perfectionism, excessive attention to details, mental and interpersonal control, and a need for ...Read more


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Can major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder be cured?

Can major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder be cured?

All at once or: All at once, or one at a time? Those are 3 major disorders and there are many types of each of them. So the answer is yes, and no. It depends on which disorder and how much of a physiological component there is in each illness. You can not cure diabetes, but you can learn to control it. That is true of many psychological disorders as well. ...Read more

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Can Zoloft (sertraline) be used for obsessive compulsive personality disorder?

Can Zoloft (sertraline) be used for obsessive compulsive personality disorder?

Antidepressants: can be used to treat OCD. Which one may work best for you is something you and your doc can work on together. See "The Boy Who Couldn't Stop Washing" by Rappaport if you have not read it. It's an oldie but goodie. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What can be done for obessive compulsive disorder?

What can be done for obessive compulsive disorder?

Therapy/medication: Treatments using cognitive-behavioral therapy and medication can be very helpful for obcessive compulsive disorder. ...Read more

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What can cause someone to have anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder and depression?

What can cause someone to have anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder and depression?

There are multiple: factors which cause all mental illnesses. It is impossible to answer such a broad question with 400 characters. Be more specific. Does the person have one or all three diagnosis? ...Read more

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Is obsessive christmas disorder related to obsessive-compulsive disorder?

No such thing: There is no such thing as obsessive Christmas disorder mentioned in the DSM. That being said, there are people who take the Christmas spirit and go over the top with it, if you will, but this is not officially diagnosable. ...Read more

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Can anxiety disorder be managed successfully?

Can anxiety disorder be managed successfully?

Yes: A properly diagnosed anxiety disorder can be successfully managed with psychotherapy and medication if deemed necessary by a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Can obsessive compulsive disorder be treated with cognitive therapy or is medication use more common?

Can obsessive compulsive disorder be treated with cognitive therapy or is medication use more common?

Both are common: Many people receive relief from ocd symptoms with medications and/or therapy. Discuss this with your doctor and select a treatment plan that's best for you. Both medications and cognitive behavior therapy are common treatments (separately and in combination) for obsessive-compulsive disorder. ...Read more

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Is it possible to overcome my obsessive compulsive disorder (ocd)?

Is it possible to overcome my obsessive compulsive disorder (ocd)?

Know Your O's & C's: Ocd can boss u around & try 2 spook u. It can rob ur life of fun & joy & it can really take a toll on ur relationships. It causes some people great anguish & suffering. Make it ur mission to learn all about it -the various forms it takes & how exposure & response prevention (erp) treatment can help. Find trustworthy sources of info like ocfoundation.Org for self help try http://bit.Ly/12daeql. ...Read more

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Can you suggest drugs for the delusional psyochosis/schizophrenia, obsessive compulsive disorder?

Can you suggest drugs for the delusional psyochosis/schizophrenia, obsessive compulsive disorder?

Varies: Depends on the age, gender, race, abnomlal bmi, previous medication trials this is not meant to be medical or psychiatric advice. There is no doctor patient relationship.Please call 911 or go to nearest er for psychiatric or medical emergency such si/hi/emotion crisis. ...Read more

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Can bipolar people sometimes have obsessive compulsive thoughts?

Can bipolar people sometimes have obsessive compulsive thoughts?

But not a part of BD: There really is nothing to keep a person from having elements of all sorts of things. You can have diabetes and arthritis, right? Some oc thinking may be below diagnostic level, or it may meet the criteria. Mood swings can be below bipolar, too. The important thing is to find the best techniques to live a good life. A good therapist can help you understand yourself (more important than labels!). ...Read more

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Can manic-depressive disorder (bipolar disorder) be considered as legally insane?

Can manic-depressive disorder (bipolar disorder) be considered as legally insane?

Agree w Dr Moranvill: You are referring to a legal issue which has a number of other components other than just diagnosis. Different states may vary in determination of what legally determines competency (capacity). ...Read more

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Can my anxiety disorder be cured?

Can my anxiety disorder be cured?

Yes: Read on mindfulness. It is very effective way to rid of anxiety without medication. ...Read more

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Can you please define obsessive compulsive disorder?

Can you please define obsessive compulsive disorder?

A Bit of Info: A disorder characterized by obsessions ; compulsions. Obsessions =unwanted thoughts that get stuck in ur head. They can spook u ; trick u so that u come 2 believe the thoughts r real or that they mean something. They can also trick u into performing actions/rituals 2 chase away these thoughts ("compulsions"). See http://bit.Ly/ykpajd. Exposure ; response prevention = effective treatment. ...Read more

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Can dissociative disorders be cured?

Can dissociative disorders be cured?

With dissociation,: I think healing is a more accurate term. Mental processes are like a dance, and we're always balancing something. With treatment of dissociative disorders, one may become more resilient to the things which previously triggered dissociation, so that this is no longer the automatic coping response. One has more gears, in a way. Dissociation leaves you without choice -- treatment provides these. ...Read more

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Can you have obessive compulsive disorder without have the compulsions?

Can you have obessive compulsive disorder without have the compulsions?

Yes: The dsm IV criteria for diagnosing OCD can be found here http://www.Biologicalunhappiness.Com/dsm-ocd.Htm. ...Read more

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How can I treat obessive compulsive disorder?

How can I treat obessive compulsive disorder?

ERP therapy: Exposure & response prevention (erp) for ocd works, but only if you work & stay committed to it w/ a therapist who will push you to stretch your limits but not so hard that it feels impossible, & will support you through setbacks & encourage you to keep on pushing your limits. If you keep working on it, little by little you will be successful. SSRI meds are sometimes a good adjunct to ERP. ...Read more

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How can you cure obessive compulsive disorder when you have an anxiety of homophobia?

How can you cure obessive compulsive disorder when you have an anxiety of homophobia?

OCD & homophobia: Are not related except that they both involve irrational anxiety. Find a mental health professional who treats anxiety. ...Read more

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How can schizoaffective disorder be treated?

How can  schizoaffective disorder be treated?

Medications: Schizoaffective disorder has prominent mood problems as well as psychosis, so several types of medications may be needed--antipsychotics, antidepressants, and mood stabilizers. They can markedly reduce overall symptoms and improve quality of life when they work but also can produce side effects that can make patients reluctant to stay on the medications. ...Read more